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Feb 22, 2019 | Profit-Sharing that Works (and Complies with the Law)
"Medical practices are always looking for new ways to incentivize employed physicians to improve the profitability and efficiency of the practice. This often takes the form of profit-sharing plans, incentive bonuses, and the like. I have seen some of...
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Feb 21, 2019 | HHS Releases Guidance for Health Industry on Voluntary Cybersecurity Practices
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a publication entitled the "Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients." The HICP was prepared in response to the mandate set forth in the Cy...
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Feb 20, 2019 | Lawsuit Aims to Vacate OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule
Public health organizations filed a lawsuit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeking to rescind the agency’s electronic recordkeeping rule. Back in 2016, OSHA issued a new regulation requiring employers with 250 emp...
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Feb 4, 2019 | Don't Give Employees Unrestricted Access to Medical Records
"I recently assisted a physician being audited by state investigators. We worked together to gather the medical records, then briefly reviewed them for completeness and content. They appeared to be quite thorough. However, when we were ready to su...
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February 2019 | Not Fake News, But Fake Claims-A Federal Court Dismisses Nine of Twelve Claims in Plaintiff's "Shotgun" Style Complaint
USDC Southern District of Ohio hears Moran v. Ruan Logistics, Corp. and rules on the shotgun style complaint.   *Reprinted with permission from “Not Fake News, But Fake Claims-A Federal Court Dismisses Nine of Twelve Claims in Plaintiff's 'Shot...
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February 2019 | Ohio Supreme Court Interprets the MTA to Preserve a Severed Mineral Interest
On December 13, 2018,the Supreme Court of Ohio clarified the type of deed reference that would preserve a reserved oil and gas royalty interest from being extinguished under the Ohio Market Title Act (the “MTA”) in Blackstone v. Moore, 2018-Ohio-4959...
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Jan 18, 2019 | OSHA Increases Civil Penalties
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced it is increasing civil penalties for 2019.   Under the increase, the penalty for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and Posting Requirements violations are now $13,260 per violation. The pe...
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Jan 18, 2019 | The Dangers of Self-Prescribing
"Much of the focus of late has been on the opioid epidemic. Many medical practices, particularly those that prescribe significant amounts of controlled substances, have retrained physicians and other providers on prescribing opioids. Many have also u...
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Jan 15, 2019 | Stepping Into Mom and Dad’s Shoes
Succession planning for family-owned companies
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Jan 9, 2019 | "Psychodrama: The Plaintiff's Technique that Defense Attorneys Aren't Discussing"
For nearly a decade, we have focused on the “reptile approach” as a method that plaintiffs have used to persuade juries to award large verdicts based on protectionism. Unlike the reptile, psychodrama is used to bring an accident to life in the courtr...
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Jan 7, 2019 | When Pronouns Matter: Legal Issues Related to Transgender Students
In a 5 to 0 vote, the West Point Public Schools Board of Education terminated Peter Vlaming, a French teacher employed by the District for approximately seven years, for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred male pronoun when referencing...
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Jan 7, 2019 | New Year, New Minimum Wage
Hourly workers in Ohio earning minimum wage can expect an increase in their paychecks effective January 1, 2019. The state has increased the minimum wage from $8.30 to $8.55 per hour for non-tipped employees and from $4.15 to $4.30 per hour for tippe...
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October 2015 | Beware of Potential Criminal Implications for the Improper Handling of a Whistleblower Investigation
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Jan 3, 2019 | The Road to Success Widens for Students Planning to Graduate in 2019 and 2020
Through the passage of House Bill 491, signed into law by the Governor on December 19, 2018, the Ohio General Assembly has once again provided alternative graduation pathways similar to those applicable to students who graduated in 2018. For the 2019...
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Jan 3, 2019 | New Anti-Kickback Provisions for Certain Facility and Laboratory Referrals
Recently, Congress passed the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (the “Recovery Act”). The Recovery Act is a part of the larger SUPPORT Act (in particular, Section 8122) comprised of a number of different legislative initiatives designed t...
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Jan 2, 2019 | Taking the "Strict" Out of Treasurer Liability
Treasurers of Ohio school districts and educational service centers have operated for decades under a “strict liability” standard for the loss of public funds. Strict liability is a harsh legal penalty that holds treasurers accountable for damages or...
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January 2019 | Ohio's Seventh District Court of Appeals Further Clarifies Notice Requirements Under the 2006 DMA
Dave Wigham discusses Ohio's Seventh District Court of Appeals' clarification of the "reasonable due diligence" notice requirement as it relates to the 2006 Dormant Minteral Act.
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2018 | "Cybersecurity Beyond Breach Response"
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2017 | "Data Breach Response: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan"
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Jan/Feb 2019 | "Walking the Fine Line: Code Enforcement and the Fourth Amendment"
Bob Pritt's article appears on page 13 of "Municipal Lawyer Magazine," a publication by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.